FoodLovers Restaurant Guide

Woolshed Cafe

4 star rating 10 reviews

Telephone 06 329 3295

2861 Wellington Rd

Breakfast, Burgers, Family, New Zealand
Mon - Sun 9am - 3:30pm
Provided by business


We offer all day breakfast,short order lunch or cabinet fare along with great coffee or your choice of beverage. Drop in on your way past to break up the journey or take a trip out and relax with us. We cater for groups of 35 plus with our buffet dining at night, bookings welcome.


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More Information

Free Off-Street
Price Range:
Cheap, Under $15
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine, Spirits
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Meals Served:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Payment Types:
Seating For:
Up to 90
Outdoor Seating:

Reviews for Woolshed Cafe

4 star rating
by Dave B.
7th February 2014

Wow, great setting and decor, staff are friendly and informative. Food was great, service was fast. Was great to finally go somewhere that serves a burger you can actually pickup and eat whilst still being fantastically tasty! Go the lamb burger. Really like the outdoor area as well as the old wool presses converted to bar leaners. I’d buy one!

I will definitely stop in here whenever traveling North.

1 star rating
by Luke
26th January 2014

What happened to this place ??

Went there a few months ago and the food was fantastic.

Went there today with my partner and we ordered the exact same thing we ordered last time – it was complete rubbish.

She had the eggs benedict, the eggs were poached so long the yolks were hard, I had the lamb burger which was dry and tasted like a value pack pattie you buy from the supermarket, it was served with about 8 tiny chips that tasted like they were with a fish and chip shop, oh also the bun was stone cold.

Wont be going here again and I advise others to go further up the road and find somewhere else

Comment from frances h. of Woolshed Cafe 8/02/2014   
Sorry to hear of the disappointment. For the record we use Angel…    More »
1 star rating
by Danny P.
2nd January 2014

Not many places need to microwave a shepards pie twice to warm it through, then to top if other halfs fish pie then came out cold, last time I use the place.

Can’t think of any good things to say apart from the surroundings were nice, didn’t go for the views though.

Comment from frances h. of Woolshed Cafe 8/02/2014   
Yes, the shepherds/fish pie has been a tricky one with the warm…    More »
4 star rating
by Zoe W.
1st January 2014

Had a lovely lunch, my boys loved the play section and our dog was welcome!!

5 star rating
by Robina B.
27th November 2013

Stopped in on our way to Wellington and had a lovely meal – Caesar Salad full of goodies, fresh greens and egg nicely soft poached. The Earl Grey came in a huge pot and was piping hot to the last cup. And you’ve got to try their beer battered chips – generous, hot, hand cut, crisp and light served with yummy aioli and tomato sauce. Great service and ambience. Oh and the loos are clean and fresh. We’ll be stopping there again.

5 star rating
by Maree
29th May 2013

Wow! We love this place, It ticks all the boxes for us. Great food – I had the crumbed fish, chips and a side of salads which I was amazingly good, followed by one of their divine homemade slices. Hubby had a real lamb burger on ciabatta bun with gouda cheese – beautiful, and declared his coffee excellent. I’m a hot chocolate snob and this was 10/10 even if it did come in a mug rather than a cup which I prefer.

The tables are roomy enough to spread the newspaper out on, there’s indoor and outdoor seating places. We had a delightful spot in the sun outdoors…and I much appreciated the good selection of magazines available to browse through.

The staff were attentive, friendly and overall this cafe was a great place and we’ll be back.

(Just a little tip though – maybe look at altering your website to keep in sync with your amazing cafe – it doesn’t do it justice. Perhaps something more upbeat, with more details about your great food, photos of the interior maybe? You’ve got a great place – tell the world!!)

4 star rating
by Catherine G.
13th January 2013

Great place to stop with kids. The food was excellent and good variety. The kids loved the space and especially the animals outside. Will make this a regular stop when travelling.

5 star rating
by Bernie
3rd January 2013

Family gathering of 24 people arranged last minute and held at cafe. Owners very helpful in setting up a special alcove for our large group.
Cafe surroundings very pleasant- brand new building but has authentic woolshed atmosphere.Loved the recycled wooden floors. Lots of space outside for children to play. Meals enjoyed by all – especially the fish and chips!Service for the group fast and without fuss. Excellent coffee. Will definately be back.

5 star rating
by Mathew & Sarah W.
13th October 2012

Loved it, best new stop when travelling. Really really good coffee, and the slices were delicious. Toilets (very important feature when on the road) were top-notch. Looks like the owners have put a lot of thought into the whole operation. Beats the other places around the area by a country mile.

5 star rating
by Di O.
12th October 2012

New cafe on the block caught my eye on the way up SH1… took a chance, stopped in and three generations were pleased we did! All important stats: coffee – great & to specifications, service – fast and friendly, food – delicious & tastily presented – especially recommend the chicken lasagne and plum and almond slice. Purpose built with loads of space and absence of earsplitting muzak to compete with conversation. Everything fresh and clean. Now we’ve discovered the Woolshed, it’s definitely on our map for a return visit.

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